Green Jeans Photography. My little baby officially began on Mother’s Day, 2012. A lifetime in the making, really.
I love photography and always have. I spent years during the scrapbooking boom teaching classes, training consultants, and making a part time living based around something I love. I am thrilled to be back involved in the world of memory keeping, but this time behind the camera.
Creating beauty in capturing moments through the art of photography is a passion of mine. The options to grow, create, and capture are limitless. What I find most fantastic is sharing with people the moments of life. Whether they are monumental or everyday, there is beauty in all of them. They are all worth remembering.
People have asked me where Green Jeans came from. I wish it were some story that would cause you to reach for a kleenex, but it really is quite simple. Many photographers have their personal name become their business name. My name just doesn’t work for that. It’s waaaayyy too long. Darcy Victoria Struckmeier Photography. There is not a combination of that, that sounds just right. SO, I had the brilliant idea of using my initials, but if you say them aloud…D V S. Yeah, that doesn’t scream solid business choice. I needed to go another direction.
I wanted a fun, eclectic, random name. Nothing too stuffy or too pretentious. One day I was at the store trying on a pair of pants. Four kids and four decades later, I have reached the dreaded point where clothing needs to be examined to make sure that I haven’t crossed the line of I’m sorry sweetie you are just a little bit too old to be wearing that. You see, in my head I remain forever 21, which is actually where I would really prefer to shop, truth be told.
Anyway, as I slipped into a pair of green skinny jeans….not lime green, not kelly green either. The green that is like a deep green of a freshly cut summer grass. That one. That awesome one...I had just one thought.
Green Jeans Photography.
Why? Because it is slightly un normal, fun, and reminds me of some crazy awesome vintage store with big chandeliers and fabulous colored crystals shining down on rows of velvet covered couches adorned with grandma’s quilts. Walls smothered with oversized and intricately, detailed, ornate frames and mirrors. Everything is fabulous. Too much to look at. Too much to take in. All of it steeped in memories and tales of long ago. Yes, I got this from a pair of pants. I have an overactive imagination and I am o.k. with that.
I have big dreams with this business. Dreams to capture moments of loved ones and clients turned friends. It is already a place where I can take a break from the everyday and create and dream and explore. Then in turn provide these treasures for people to have for a lifetime. What a privilege.
My calendar for June is filling up fast and I am thrilled. There is never a shortage for a reason to take pictures and my camera and I are waiting. If you wouldn’t mind doing me a favor, I would love if you would head on over to my Facebook page and like me. While social media these days puts me in a strange position of asking you to like me, I really prefer to look at it like my own private little cheering session. I might even buy you some pom pons.
If you are local and interested in booking a session, please contact me. I would be honored to work with you.